Compensation Increases for Public Safety Staff

Something I’ve been arguing in favor of since 2016: citywide pay study. We finally completed one. And tonight we voted to implement recommended changes. Phase 1a: pay increases for patrol officers & firefighters. I’m so excited that we’re finally able to do that. Because I’ve been saying for years that it’s critical to recruiting and retaining the public safety employees we need to keep Simpsonville #SimplySafe. This Council agrees unanimously! Bonus: we found the money in our current budget to fund it! We’ll finalize the vote at the Business Meeting in August.📸: Mayor Curtis & I with Major Jay Owens at 2018 National Night Out. Join us at this year’s event on August 6th!